THIS WEEKS MESSAGE
Presented to by Pastor John S. Torell from his home church
Your responses and comments are always welcome.
30 November 97
Today is going to be a teaching sermon. I'm going to be calm, collected, and not too excited to make sure that you understand this teaching. I'm going to claim the prophecy that was giving today through the Holy Spirit. This is a subject that I have never before preached on RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY. This message has to do with healing of our physical body. I have been asking God for sometime to give me new understanding. This week I can say that I have had a breakthrough, a revelation of a truth. These truths come over the years. This is a truth that I have not understood, stood upon, or practiced. I believe it is changing my personal life, and I believe it will change your life, also.
RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, AND JOY.
Please turn to the book of Genesis chapter 2 verse 7. [The Bible tells us that a human being (man) is created with three components: a PHYSICAL BODY (vehicle), a SOUL and, for the "Born Again" (saved person), a SPIRIT. This is not a concept. It is something that I have been teaching here for a longtime. Man is made up of three components. When you're not saved you have a body, a soul, and a dead spirit. When you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you become born again. This is born from above and you now have a living spirit. The people in the occult have been stealing from the Bible. People in new age have been stealing from the Bible. Listen carefully to the words that I will be speaking to you. Follow closely the scriptures that I give you, so that you will be able to understand what God is telling us. The physical body that you see standing on this platform is not John Torell. What you see is a space vehicle. We are living in the creation that we call space or the universe. God created the planet Earth, that has no walls around it, yet we do not float off into outer space. The air does not disappear from around us, because God has created invisible walls, called gravity, to keep us here. This vehicle was given to me as a gift from God, because there's a spiritual law that says this: "Unless you have a vehicle that is alive, you are out of this planet." To function on this planet you must have a little vehicle. In this vehicle, sitting at the controls, is the real John Torell, my soul and spirit. They work through a computer that sits inside my skull, two television cameras looking out, two hearing aids one setting on each side. I have the ability to sense with my skin and to speak with my mouth. I have five senses to communicate with and to receive with. It is a fabulous vehicle. The problem is we only receive one. We are only given one-not two, not three, just one. It has to last us a lifetime. How do you plan to go out when you are old? If you're like me, you're receiving letters every week saying, "Have you planned for your convalescent hospital?" Have you ever received letters like this? It has been estimated that every second or third American will spend at least two or three years in a convalescent hospital, wasting away while you use up all your money. So they say buy insurance so that you can get into a nice convalescent hospital or old folks home, so that you can sit there and chew with your gums on the lousy food they give you, withering away while you are waiting for the undertaker to come and pick you up. I do not plan to go that way. There is not a place in the Bible where God says this is the way you have to go. What I plan to do is to take care of my vehicle as long as possible, and then I believe God will turn the pump off when I am done and I will take a flight to heaven. Those are my plans. Praise God! I will not need a convalescent home care plan. I do not plan to have a long-term illness. Neither do I plan on having Alzheimer's disease or a lot of other diseases. I have a healer whose name is Jesus Christ.] And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. [This is the physical body.]
Turn to Hebrews chapter 4 verse 12. [This is the terminology on the soul and the spirit.] For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Spirit of God can divide even the soul and the spirit. At the timeless ovation the soul is redeemed.
Turn to Ephesians chapter 1 verse 4. [Some of you may think I am going to bring in some false doctrine today? I'm only going to bring you what is in the word of God.] According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: [Notice that before the foundation of this world, God chose you, selected you. You that are sitting here today, you may say, "I'm not even fifty years old yet." You have not existed before on another planet. Before God did the creation, He designed all human beings by name. Read Jeremiah. He said, "Before I was formed in the belly of my mother, You knew me." In Galatians Paul tells us the same thing. Isaiah tells us the same. This means that you were hand picked to live on this earth. God picked your nationality, your skin color, the century you were going to be born in. You are not an accident. Everything happened to the moment that He wanted you on this planet. He flew you in and you were conceived at that moment. That means that we can be comforted, knowing that Jesus said even your very hairs on your head are counted. We do not need our hair; it is vanity. Think of how much money we would save if we did not have any hair. Have you ever thought about that?] Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have a redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; [We have been redeemed. Our soul has been redeemed. The dead spirit has been born again.]
Ephesians chapter 2 verse 1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in the sins, hath quickened us together with Christ,(by grace you are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: [Right now you and I are seated in heavenly places, with Christ.] That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by Grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. [Our dead spirits have been born again.]
Turn to First Corinthians chapter 15 verse 44. [What happened to our poor bodies, this space vehicle, when we were saved? Nothing!] It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. [Here you have it: body, soul, and spirit. Someday our vehicles will be changed where we can go into heaven itself. Right now they are earthly; it is a space vehicle made for the planet earth.]
Some of you are familiar with the game Dungeons and Dragons. The concept of this game goes back to the game of chess. Chess is a war game. It is a game to exterminate your opponent. About 400 or 500 years ago in Europe the noblemen had their own sport; it was called chess. The way it was played was with real people, not on a board as we know it today. Instead, they had a huge field, similar in size to our football fields. The field was made up into a chess board. Human beings were dressed up as the different characters, Queen, King, Knights, towers and so forth. The nobleman would sit in a tower on the sidelines looking over the chess board. He would have a little chess board in front of him with his opponent. As they played, they had a good time. Every time a chess piece was knocked off, the board soldiers would go over to that person, drag him off the board, lob off his head, and kill him. It was a true game of war. The noblemen sitting in the tower playing the game had a fun time wiping out his opponent and killing his chess pieces. No one asked the man, the prisoners that were forced to stand on the playing board and be at peace, if they want to lose their heads. That is the picture I want you to see. You and I are like pieces on a chest board. Satan is playing chest with you and I. The name of the game is to take your vehicle off the board, which means to take you off the planet. This is where disease comes in, and murder, which is what I am leading into. The moment the man had to walk off the chess board, he was beheaded, he could never go back on the board. WE ARE IN A DEADLY GAME!
Turn to Genesis chapter 3 verse 22. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. [God drove Adam and Eve out of the garden, so that they would not have eternal life in a sinful body.
Turn to Genesis chapter 6 verse 3. [Here is the age that God said you could have.] And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
The retirement age of 65 is not biblical. God says, I will retire you at the age of 120. That is when you get your ticket out of here. Most people do not reach 40 or 50 years of age. Look in the newspapers. Every day you see young faces, men and women dying of cancer, heart attacks, and drugs. These people are out of this planet. There is a spiritual author; God has decreed: A HUMAN BEING CAN ONLY STAY ON THE PLANET EARTH AS LONG AS THE PHYSICAL BODY IS ALIVE! I pray today that you and I will understand that God has given us a special weapon, that we can destroy the attacks upon our physical body. We have weapons that we have not used. I have preached the gospel for over 30 years and I have not understood this truth until this last week. I thank God that more revelations will come, otherwise the gospel would be boring.
When God created the physical body of man, He created it with a strong immune system and a built in healing system. We have to understand this. When God created us, He created an immune system second to none. Not only did He give us an immune system, but He also gave us a healing system inside or bodies. There's only one problem with these two systems. They only work a hundred percent, if we are in Christ Jesus and walking obedient with God.
Turn to Exodus chapter 15 verse 26. [This is what God said.] If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
Let me try to put some sense into you right now. God created our bodies. Not too long ago we sent a spacecraft to Mars. We had made a little piece of machinery that moved about on six wheels. We were able to move it about on Mars by radio control. It had a television camera mounted on it, and was able to move around for about six weeks, until the batteries went dead and froze up. When this robot was designed it did not have a built-in healing system. When it quick running or broke, it was done. When God made us, He put inside our bodies a healing system second to none. The healing system is powered by the resurrection power of God Himself. The question is, why is it not working properly? We are going to start to investigate that question here today. God said, "If you will obey Me, I will not put those diseases upon you."
Turn to Deuteronomy chapter 28 verse 1. [The first half is wonderful. The last half is terrible. Here is a principle.] And it shall come to pass, if thou shall hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. [There were several testimonies here today. One in particular stands out. I said to this person, "You can work day and night and make nothing. If you lineup with the word of God, God can do in a few minutes what it would normally take you years to do." God is saying to us that the blessings shall not just come upon us, but shall overtake you. Like water just flooding over you. You will not be able to run away from your blessings, if you will hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God. If you walk with God, He will say, "Enough!" and will squash the enemy, destroying the work of the devil, and He brings His people into prominence. This is what God wants to do, and He is going to do it, if we faint not.] Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. [Read that; it says you will be blessed, blessed.] Verse 7, The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouse, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways. And all the people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee. [They shall fear us. They will fear the anointing upon us.] And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord swore unto thy fathers to give thee. The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shall lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. [This is what God said He would do for us. I will keep your immune system strong, your healing system working properly.] But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses the shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: [If you want to be a little bit depressed read the rest of the chapter when you get home today.]
God says, "I want to bless you, but if you do not want to be blessed and you walk off, all these curses will come upon you. All these diseases, all these things will consume you."
Two months ago Anton LaVey,* the founder of the church of Satan, died in a hospital here in California. He drowned in his own fluids. He was in the hospital; his lungs were filling up with fluid. The doctors could not pump it out fast enough. The Lord showed me just now that this man, who had the power to conjure up demons, actually sent demons to afflict my pastor friend, Gordon. He put him into bed for six months, where he could not move. He sent an assassin to kill a young lady in Akron, Ohio, or somewhere near there. Finally, God said, "Enough is enough!" That man that had been able to conjure up demons and to do all kinds of witchcraft. Even all the Satanists could not muster up any power to go in and empty his lungs. That day God said, "YOU SHALL DROWN IN YOUR FLUID!" He went to hell! Satan cannot heal. God can! He lost his body. He's out of this planet.
Since every man is born in sin, IT WAS NECESSARY FOR GOD TO PROVIDE A PERMANENT SOLUTION FOR MAN, THUS THE DEATH OF JESUS ON THE CROSS.
There are number of us who have been battling ongoing chronic diseases. I do not want you to think, because of Deuteronomy 28, I have to beat myself up. I'm not making it; there's something wrong here. NO! I want to show you that some of you are sick, because you are righteous. Some of you are sick because you have walked with God. I will show you a weapon today that will knock that tar out of that illness. It started at Calvary.
Turn to Romans chapter 5 verse 6. [God gave us a permanent solution.]
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. [That is you and I.] For scarcely a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. [While we were yet sinners Jesus died for us.]
Before I made Jesus my Lord, I hated God. The most hallowed day in Sweden is Long Friday or in America it is called Good Friday; Passover week. I did not know that it was the wrong day, that Jesus was actually crucified on Wednesday. In Sweden on Good Friday everything is closed. Even the bars are closed. No one moves. At that time I was a leader of some young people.. We had a dance club or nightclub and I remember that I sat and figured out how I could hurt God. I said, "I could hurt him this way. I'm going to throw the biggest party on Friday and spit in His face. I did it. I remember acting like an idiot, strutting around like a Peacock amongst the young people, with the blaring dance music and thinking, "Now take this, God." What a fool I was. You know what? I was just struggling with the love of God. God loved me so much that He let me live. He could have put me out of my misery with His thumb. He knew that someday I would understand, and come and ask Him for forgiveness. I remember, sometime after that, I had an accident on my motorcycle. I remember flying in the air and hitting a car. I did not have a helmet on. I landed on the side of the road and rolled into the street. I got up, and instead of being thankful, I looked up into heaven and shook my fist. I said, "Why did you save my life again?" That is how hard I was. A want you to see something. These verses in chapter 5 are tremendous. But God commanded his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He died for me and He died for you, while we were yet sinful, ugly, dirty, rotten and no good. That is how much He loves us. Don't ask now that you are saved, "Does God love me?" He loves you with an ever lasting love. He wants to bless you.
Not only did Jesus purchase INTERNAL LIFE for us, but he also PURCHASED HEALTH for physical bodies. Jesus on the cross purchased health for every man, woman, boy, girl, and child that will ever live on this earth that will be saved. To have health!
Turn to Isaiah chapter 53 verse 1. [We're not going to be emotional here today. We're going to stand on the Word of God.] Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. [After Jesus was whipped, there was no beauty in Him. He was the ugliest piece of meat on this earth you'll ever see. They took Him to Galgotha.] He is despised and rejected of men; a man sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did not esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. [Verse 4 is a key verse. Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. GRIEFS AND SORROWS IS WHAT KEEPS THE DISEASES HANGING ON IN OUR BODIES. Grief and sorrow destroys our immune system and renders the healing mechanism unworkable. It shuts it down. You and I will certainly have a lot of grief on this earth. Not only did Jesus carry our diseases to the cross, but our griefs and our sorrow.] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. [How did he heal us? He healed us by carrying our griefs and sorrows to the cross.]
Turn to Matthew chapter 8 verse 14. And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and fever left her: she arose, and ministered unto them. When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his Word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
My nephew Charles Torell has had allergies for years. He's 21 years old now. He had a hospitalization plan, as a little boy his parents would take him to the clinics. He would be tested with many series of shots. It would help some, but he would never really get any relief. About a year ago Charles came for a final deliverance. I said him, "Charles, you do not have to have those allergies. Allergies come from disturbances in your soul. We're going to throw those demons out. We're going to pray for healing for you." I haven't talked to him that much about it since then. At our Thanksgiving dinner we had all our family together. I ask everyone what they were thankful for during the year. It came to Charles turn, he said, "I do not have allergies anymore. They are gone. I don't have them." He isn't taking shots anymore. The allergies are gone. Jesus took them. How did Jesus take them? He healed his wounded soul. When a soul gets healed it flows in the body. Read First Peter for yourself.
Turn to the gospel of John chapter 10 verse 10. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. [What is Satan going to steal from you? He wants to steal your physical body. Satan is telling everyone here today, "I want your body, and I want it now. I want to destroy your body. I want you out of this planet. I want to take every Christian out and do away with them." He is a thief.
I want to share this; the Holy Spirit just laid this on my heart. Some four years ago, sister Tibido had lost her mind. The doctors had told her husband, "The wife that you had known, she is gone." Talk to her today. She is very much in her right mind. God restored her mind totally-100 percent. She shared her testimony with us. When my wife and I went to her home some years ago and talked to her for the first time, I said, "Dear God, I cannot heal this woman." She was gone. Her mind was totally gone. I said, "God, giving the key. Why is she ill?" The Holy Spirit said this to me, "Unforgiveness!" Unforgiveness, that is where we started. With a little ability she answered after I ask, "Who has hurt you?" With her eyes hardened she said, "Some people have hurt me." I said to her, "Forgive them." That was the key. Satan wants to come in as stated in Deuteronomy and make us get out of the field that we should be in. When we relinquish that he has to let us go. Then he comes back. This is the message today-HOW TO FIGHT HIM. The devil is a stealer.
The devil is opposing the healing of the physical bodies of God's people. He knows God's spiritual laws and brings agitation, fear, confusion, and steals the PEACE OF GOD. There was a prophetic prayer for me today that the peace of God would come upon the pastor. That is the key-the peace of God. It is wealth untold.]
Turn to James chapter 3 verse 14. But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Im going to lower the boom on you right now. Listen! Where there is agitation, fear, confusion, that is when the sickness stays on. Satan can agitate us in different ways. To be agitated means you have lost your peace. How can you be agitated? Here's an example. Several years ago we had a dinner here. I saw sister Lois coming in with a special dish she had been preparing for us. She tripped outside and the dish went on the sidewalk. She was agitated, really agitated; she was in tears. She was beside herself because she had made it out of love, and she had put so much into it, and then to see it just ruined. I believe some little demon just put his foot there and tripped her, "Now we took care of her joy." Agitation can come in all kinds of forms. When you get agitated your soul begins to get into confusion and your healing system shuts down. Your immune system begins to go.
Verse 17. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. [Here's a key. Most of us do not have the peace of God? because we are constantly agitated? and kept in a turmoil. How can we defend our peace?]
This is what man has learned about the physical body: the brain drives the body through an intricate system of electric wiring, the nerves, which in turn controls muscles and glands. The glands produce chemical components, using vital organs in the body, including the digestive system and waste elimination system. The brain is also emitting "LOW FREQUENCY WAVES," reaching every cell in the body, stimulating each cell to HEAL ITSELF if it has been damaged. The body is also very sensitive to magnetic fields in gravity fields. If the brain is agitated, it will malfunction and thus create disturbances in the cells, which in effect will produce sickness. Each human cell has a radio transmitter in it. Each cell has a little brain by itself, or what we would call a micro-microchip. The brain sends out low frequency long waves that stimulate the little micro-microchips in the cell to repair itself on a daily basis. When the brain gets agitated, instead of sending out healing waves, it sends out destructive waves. You could have from this skin conditions, ulcers, nervous disorders, hair falling out, fingernail disease, discomfort. This all comes from an agitated brain. Unless I guard my peace, I cannot stay well. God has given us peace.
Turn to Psalms chapter 139 verse 1. [If you take a lot of vitamins and eat good food, God showed me a picture about this yesterday. In 1944, the invasion of Normandy, June of that year, the greatest invasion that ever took place on this earth by one nation against another was when the allies invaded the coast of France. They put more than one million soldiers on shore in less than four days. That is a lot of troops. The invasion was planned for three years. The reason being they could not put the troops on the beach before the supplies were in place. The people in supplies were just as important as the fighters. They had laid out the beach heads extremely well, mapped them out, measured them down to the nearest foot. Every square inch on that beach was designated for a certain load of supplies to arrive on. After we had secured the beaches, the troops moved in, the supplies in, next came the trains with cranes and trucks, all kinds of different things. Millions of tons of supplies came in within one week. There had to be a distribution system. Because we had a distribution system, we won the war.
Here you are, you're not eating junk food anymore. You are eating a lot vitamins; you're taking all kinds of supplements. You are drinking distilled water. You're doing all the right things, but you are still sick. Here is the problem. Your distribution system is not working. You're not assimilating what you're taking in. You can be taking all the right things every day, but it will do you no good unless you can absorbent it. The absorption comes if you have the peace of God, if your soul is at rest. Then your body can absorb everything you need.] O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and my uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are they works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. [David did not know about DNA. He did not know about molecules and atoms. Take the egg of a woman and the sperm of a man, each one contains some DNA, the blueprint. When you have conception and the cells combine, it has been said that the DNA laid out in one strain will reach to the moon and back a couple of times. And David said here, "You thought about me Lord. You are so great; I cannot even count them." (In a little DNA strand, before I was born cared by my father and mother in their body was I. This body fashioned.) When I was conceived there was a book opened, and deep in the womb, I was woven by the power of God into a human being more intricate than we can make computers today. And people say we walked out of the slime pits through evolution. It takes more brains and guts to believe in that, than to believe in God. That's how we are made.
Satan can attack the body in the following ways: 1) Accidents, 2) Chemical contamination, 3) Physical abuse, 4) Agitate the soul and disrupt harmony in the brain. Jesus took care of all four of them on the cross.
I want to dwell upon the last part, agitation of the soul and disrupt harmony in the brain, because that is where you and I are at today. We know what to do when there is an accident. We know how to pray. We know what to do with chemical contamination. We know how to deal with physical abuse. Now we're going to learn how to deal with agitation.
Turn to the gospel of John chapter 14 verse 27. [Jesus has given us His peace. If you look up peace in the Greek it means unity, concord, and harmony.] Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. [When we think about the word peace it may mean different things to us who live in America and speak English. Jesus said, "Unity, harmony, concord I leave with you. Harmony I give unto you." When your soul is in harmony, your body will be well. When your soul is agitated, your body will not heal completely. Jesus said, "I came to give you My peace, My harmony. That is what I came to give you."
Turn to John chapter 16 verse 33. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. [Or unity, harmony, concord] In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
I would like to point out a Ukraine friend mine who has peace. I've never seen him upset with anything he does. He is an electrician. He has done some work from me. I am always amazed at this man, he is never stressed and when he works he sings. He is always humming or singing a song. I would ask them, "What are you doing?" He would say, "I am singing." I would say, "What are you singing?" He would say, "I am singing to God." What I see in him is this: even though he works long hours, he's never sick. He works really hard. What I see is his soul is ruling his body and it is in unity with God. He will not be stressed out. Even though things sometimes break and don't always go right, he always has a song on his lips. He always succeeds in his work. Jesus wants to give us this kind of peace.
Turn to Romans chapter 5 verse 1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: [Therefore being justified by faith we have unity, concord, harmony with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. What agitates us? Satan says this, "How come you did not come to Christ earlier? What about all your failures? What about all your ugliness? What about all your other faults you have?" What comes next is GRIEF and SORROW. When grief and sorrow comes in, your healing system shuts down. There might be some women here today who may have had an abortion; from time to time you grieve over it. Remember this: God has forgiven you. It is over. You have been forgiven. You have been washed in the blood of Jesus. It'll never come up again. Peace is upon you. You may have killed someone. You might be stealing or a lot of other different things. Look in chapter 5 verse 1; it is a key verse, being justified by faith, we are saved by faith. We have peace, unity, concord with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.] By whom also we have access by faith into his grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
My soul was burdened for many years. I felt that I should have come to Lord when I was five years old, not when I was 25 years old. I felt that there was 20 years wasted. I could beat myself up over this and lose my peace. I can say, as in the song, just as I am I come to Him. Just as I am, I have peace with God.
Turn to Romans chapter 14 verse 17. [In this verse you'll find the title of a message I'm going to spend some time on.] For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. [Here is your healing key.] For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after these things which make for peace, and things wherewith one edify another. [There is my title Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost.]
What is stress? Sorrow is stress. Grief is stress. When we grieve and are sorrowful because of the things that happened in the past, over a divorce, over children who may be imprisoned, loved ones who are not saved, that grief and sorrow will agitate our soul. God cannot heal us. Remember this; you can never go back and relive your life. Yesterday is gone, today is the only day we have. Today God is helping us. He wants to give us His peace.
Let's complete this spiritual law. Turn to Matthew Chapter 11 verse 25. [It may take awhile to understand this.] (I have been to some of your homes many times. I've talked with you and prayed with you. Remember this: it is always agitations that brings your spirit down.)] I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man of the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
I would like you to comprehend two things on this subject: Gods spiritual law on peace and harmony. This is a spiritual law. Jesus said, "My peace I give unto you. Come unto may, all you that labor and are heavy laden and I would give you rest."
I'm not going to point fingers, but I do know some of you have a disease or sickness. This is because you have been angry. You have been discontent. You have been irritated. Maybe you did not have a good marriage. Maybe you were abandoned by your husband or wife in your early years. Maybe you are alone. Maybe your children have not given you everything that you wanted to have and they abandoned you. Do you know what came in because of all this? Bitterness! Bitterness and resentment agitate the soul. A person like this will dry up like a prune. You become dry and the healing that God has for you cannot flow. You have come to the altar many times. You say, "Pray for this and pray for that." The key is in your soul. That is the key. You and I are holding our own healing.
This past week I had a miserable week for about four days. Satan gave me all kinds of messages. One in particular came early in the morning. I was miserable. I did not have any peace. I was running around. I tried to exercise by riding my bicycle but I had no power, no strength. My muscles were burning. I said, "God, I'm exercising, what is wrong?" He said, "You are not at peace!" He said, "Your body is agitated." When you are agitated your muscles are not functioning properly. You lose your power. I said, "God, I want to be at peace when I exercise." I tried it and I was amazed at the difference it made. If you have an argument and you are agitated, you lose your power, your strength, your joy; you lose it all. You do not want to do anything more. You just want to sit AND DRY UP! Satan says, "Fine!" Then he will put a little heat on it, so he can quickly take all the moisture out of you, so he can put you in the grave.
Today look upon what Jesus said, "Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart: you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
This is your first step today. Maybe you know this already and this is old hat. "I knew this a long time ago." Praise God! If today you want to change your life say this, "I'm not going to be agitated anymore. I'm not going to complain anymore. I'm going to be praising God."
My wife and I made an agreement this week. We said, "We are not going to be agitated anymore. We do not care what it is. We do not care if the fine china breaks. We're not going to be agitated."
Those of you who are listening to this by tape or reading this on the internet, here's what I want to advise you to do right now. Take the verses that I shared with you; read them. When you get a chance kneel down and say, "Father God, I want your peace; right now I want to have rest. I am coming home today." Pray with us as we pray right now.
May God richly bless you is my prayer.